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How do you buy your greenslip?

Fortunately, it’s quite smple to buy your greenslip is quite simple. Once you’ve chosen an insurer, there are a few easy ways to make a payment. greenslips.com.au does not sell greenslips but offers a useful tips on how to buy a greenslip.

This is the seventh article in our re-issued 8-part series, How greenslip insurance works.

It doesn’t matter where you buy your greenslip

Whether you buy directly from the insurer, a broker or agent, the greenslip price must be the same for the same information. You can’t buy a green slip from any broker or agent at a cheaper price.

greenslips.com.au Calculator uses only regulated prices. These are the prices insurers have submitted to the regulator, State Insurance Regulatory Authority, and the regulator has accepted. Insurers must do this at least once a year and whenever they intend to change their prices.

It is illegal to quote a price that is different from the regulated greenslip price. This means it doesn’t matter where you buy your greenslip, the price should be the same.

Compare all greenslip insurers first

The best option is to use the greenslips.com.au Calculator to compare all 6 greenslip insurer prices. It will give you the cheapest price available for your vehicle and circumstances. That way, you can buy a greenslip knowing you have made an informed choice.

The greenslips.com.au Calculator is the only calculator that provides True Comparisons. It allows you to compare every insurer without commercial bias and find the cheapest price, guaranteed. You don’t need to tell us your name, email or phone number to get prices.

Renew with the same greenslip insurer

One way to buy a greenslip is to simply renew with your current insurer. Before renewal, consider:

  • Your current insurer may not offer the cheapest greenslip this year.
  • Whether your circumstances changed during the year, which will change prices.
  • Other insurers may look more favourably at your circumstances.

The kinds of circumstances that affect the price of your greenslip are where you live, any traffic offences or demerits, the age of your vehicle, and the age of the youngest driver. See how greenslip prices are set.

Ways to buy a greenslip

You can quickly buy a greenslip online or by phone from all 6 greenslip insurers. Some insurers use agents, such as the Post Office, and some use brokers. Going to a physical office is a good option for people who prefer to buy their greenslip in person.

Once you have paid for your greenslip, notification should go immediately to Service NSW so you can register your vehicle. It may take a little longer from rural or regional Post Offices or agents.

Last word on greenslips

Buying a greenslip is simple. Always use the greenslips.com.au Calculator to compare prices before you choose an insurer. There are a few easy ways to make a payment. Remember, you can buy from the insurer, broker or agent and the price of your greenslip is the same – for the same information.

Get the cheapest price, guaranteed.

This is the seventh article in our re-issued 8-part series, How greenslip insurance works.

Note: The eighth and final article has already been published again as Do all greenslip insurers cover me if it’s my fault?

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Corrina Baird

Writer and Researcher, greenslips.com.au

Corrina used to lend her car to her kids and discovered what Ls, Ps and demerits mean for greenslips. After 20 years in financial services and over 8 years with greenslips.com.au, she’s an expert in the NSW CTP scheme. Read more about Corrina

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